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City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age

 
 
Author
P.D. Smith.
Publisher Bloomsbury  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9781408824436
Pages/Publication Date 384/2012
Daedalus Item Code 61467
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In the 21st century, more than half of the world's population live in cities, and declaring that "cities are our greatest creation," P.D. Smith takes a fresh look at what makes them—and their inhabitants—so remarkable. With more than 125 illustrations, this book is an anecdotal survey of the major metropolises past (Ur, Tenochtitlan, Babylon) and present (Beijing, Mumbai, New York) while considering what the future may hold. Along with choice literary quotations, Smith includes inset articles on such cultural topics as the Harlem Renaissance, the Code of Hammurabi, skateboarding, the World's Fair, and gangstas.
 
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